"Restoring Honor" On The National Mall?

The fact that Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin have co-opted the vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., perverting his message and horning in on his stage and currying the favor of racists, bigots, nationalists, fear-mongers and hate-spewers — and on the 47th anniversary of King’s “I Have A Dream” speech — illustrates that Beck and Palin, and all of their followers, haven’t the faintest idea what “honor” truly is. Further, they demonstrate at every turn contempt for what King stood for, contempt for civility, contempt for truthfulness, and contempt for everything that true patriotism represents. They and others like them ejaculate invective both foul and false and stand guilty of sowing seeds of hatred and stupidity that shame America throughout the world — and ought to cause them shame, were they only capable of feeling any.

May God have mercy on those who sow hatred, falsehood, and dishonor in the name of the One who is himself only true, only just, and only pure.

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